|This picture has nothing to do with anything. I just put it up because it's true.|
I don't know if any of you have noticed, but it appears that a lot of bloggers in the world all like and do a lot of the same things. I don't like or do any of these things. Which kind of leaves me feeling like I'm that sort of weird girl on the playground at recess that people are pseudo-nice to because they think they're supposed to be, but they really have nothing in common with her, so everybody kind of keeps her at arms length.
Like...being Mormon. Am I the only blogger who isn't a Mormon?
Am I the only one who isn't married or engaged?
Am I the only one who forgets/straight up just doesn't take pictures of every drink I have or plate of food I get at a restaurant?
I'm fairly certain I'm the only person on the blogger planet who still buys my planners at Barnes and Noble. (I'd like to buy an Erin Condren one at some point, but they're expensive, so I'm waiting until I'm gainfully employed again before I go down that path.)
I might be one of the only bloggers who didn't go nuts over the NKOTB/98 Degrees/Boyz II Men tour, has never worn a pair of jelly sandals in her life (although to be fair, I always wanted some when I was a kid, I was just never allowed to have them), and doesn't have the phone number of at least one other blogger so we can have awesome text convos outside of blog or Twitter land.
Also pretty sure that I'm the only girl in all of blog world who isn't obsessed with Kate Spade or Lily Pulitzer, and has never once owned a single article of clothing from J. Crew, Banana Republic, or the Gap.
It appears I may also be the only one (or one of the only ones) who doesn't do my hair all the time, or my makeup, and doesn't generally look all put together and cute, like all of the time. Actually, most of the time I look like a hot mess. Am I the only one who can't seem to get it together??
I have like, the world's hardest time writing my posts ahead of time. But it seems like so many people are like, super on the ball with that stuff, and have all their stuff written and scheduled ahead of time. HOW DO YOU PEOPLE DO IT??!! (Although, I'd like to point out that I'm writing this post on Wednesday and it's not getting published until Thursday. I figured writing ahead would be a good idea, since it's my birthday on Thursday, and I'm going to be spending it at Noah's Ark water park, cuz I have an awesome Boyfriend who loves me and wants me to be happy.)
I have no idea how to do any kind of coding or customization to my blog design whatsoever, as you can probably deduce the instant you happen upon this little space. But it seems like everybody else has this awesome handle on it, and has like this awesome header, and all their social media buttons that work, and all that. And I'm just over here like, "uh, wtf."
Along those same lines, I seem to be the only one who doesn't have a "brand" for my blog yet. I'd like to, but I'm not sure how to go about it, plus I don't have a specific topic direction that I follow. I just kind of write stuff when I feel like it, which means I tend to be kind of all over the place.
If I am not the only person for whom all of the above things ring true, feel free to let me know.. Solidarity, and all that. Either way, I'll just keep on keeping on, marching to the beat of my own drum, and playing alone in my corner of the playground. I'm pretty good at it by now anyway. :)